Indiana reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 480 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest number of cases reported in the daily report since Sept. 8, when 394 cases were reported.

The state reported five new deaths due to the coronavirus, the lowest daily count since the same number of deaths were reported on Jan. 31.

The department said 3,313 new individuals were tested.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 656 on Saturday to 635 on Sunday, the lowest number since July 5. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 703,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1.13 million had received the first dose of a vaccination.

Following are the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. The department updates its data daily based on information received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 480

Total cumulative cases: 667,736

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 5

Total deaths: 12,315

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,313

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,153,395

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.1%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14 – March 8)

First dose administered: 1,133,856 (daily increase of 6,170)

Fully vaccinated: 703,808 (daily increase of 7,362)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 91,411 (increase of 59)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,660

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,522

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,967

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,497

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,815

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,195

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,476

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,142

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,636

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 39.8 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.6%

Available ventilators: 81.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,000,012

U.S. deaths: 525,046

Global cases: 116,942,682

Global deaths: 2,595,106

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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6 thoughts on “Indiana reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months

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